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How To Survive The Storm

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The Storm is one of your biggest enemies in Fortnite. Read our tips and tricks guide to surviving the Storm, which includes storm damage, shrink time per phase and more!!

How To Survive The Storm

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What Is The Storm Eye?

What Is The Storm Eye

The Storm Eye is both your friend and your enemy in Fortnite. It offers you a safe space where you won't get damaged by the Storm, but also makes you find and engage enemies more often.

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What Are The Storm Characteristics?

Storm Damage Table

Regular Game Modes

Below is a table showing the Storm's damage per phase, also included are shrink times, and times before shrinking. Keep this in mind when trying to survive the Storm!

PhaseDamage Per SecondBefore Shrinking (min:sec)Shrink Time (min:sec)

Limited Time Modes

Values for LTMs are not the same as those of the regular game modes as these are highly dependent on the mechanics of the game mode. For example, Steady Storm has no pre-shrink time at all!

The Storm Damage

The Storm Damage

The Storm continually damages your health until you get yourself to safety. The Storm ignores your shield and directly damages your health, so get out of there as soon as you can!

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It Hurts More Later In The Game

The Storm's damage to your health in the late game is higher than the Storm's damage in the early game. Remember that the early game is more forgiving than the late game!

Random Storm Eye Movement

In Season 5, the Storm's Eye will move in random directions starting from the 7th until the 9th shrink. There is a possibility that it will even move into the storm itself! The Storm Eye will move further away from the current Eye on it's final stage.

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The Storm Does Damage To Buildings In Its Final Phase

As of the v5.40 update, the edge of the Storm will now damage Player-made structures during its final phase. This means less hiding spots, and more fights!

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How To Survive The Storm

Now that you know the Storm's characteristics, here are some tips that can help you escape and survive it!

Check Your Map

Check Your Map

When a new Eye forms, checking your map will display the location of the new Eye. The line from you to the Eye represents the fastest way to get to safety so better walk the line!

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Time Management Is Key

Time Management Is Key

Make it a habit to keep track of the time when playing Fortnite. This will help you gauge if you still have time to explore, or if it's time to run!

Outrun The Storm With Vehicles

Outrun The Storm With Vehicles

All Terrain Karts, and Shopping Carts can help you outrun the Storm. Be on the lookout for these when you are running to safety to get to the Eye faster!

Jump on a Launch Pad

Jump on a Launch Pad

Using the Launch Pad activates your Glider which you can use to move faster across the map and away from the storm. Make your Glider last longer by putting the launch pad on higher ground!

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Watch Out For Rifts

Watch Out For Rifts

When running from the Storm, you might run into a Rift. Step through these so you can glide away from danger faster!

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Keep a Rift-to-Go Handy

Keep a Rift-to-Go Handy

When the Storm is at your heels, give this a shake to create a Rift for a quick escape.

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You Can Out-Heal The Storm

You Can Out-Heal The Storm

This method is an all-else-fails solution. Having lots of healing items and continually healing yourself can help you survive in the Storm longer! Remember this when you still have a ways to go!

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